15 PRAISES OF ST JOSEPH

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your soul, which was adorned with all the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your intellect, which was full of the most sublime knowledge of God and enlightened with revelations. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your memory, which always sweetly and fondly remembered Jesus and Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your will which was in love with Jesus and Mary, and always perfectly conformed to the Divine Will. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your eyes, to which it was granted to look continually upon Jesus and Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your ears, which merited to hear the sweet words of Jesus and of Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your tongue, which continually praised God, and with profound humility and reverence conversed with Jesus and Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your most pure and loving heart, with which you ardently love Jesus and Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be your thoughts, words and actions, each and all that were ever attentive to Jesus and to Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be all the moments of your life, that you did spend in the service of Jesus and Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O my protector,St. Joseph, be that moment in your life in which you did most sweetly die in the arms of Jesus and Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ever blessed, O holy patriarch, Joseph, be that moment in which you entered into the eternal joys of heaven. Glory be to the Father, etc.

 Ever blessed in eternity, O happy St. Joseph, be every moment in which, until now, in union with all the saints in Heaven, you did enjoy the incomprehensible bliss of union with God, with Jesus and Mary. Glory be to the Father, etc.

O my dearest guardian. be you ever blest by me and by all creatures, for all eternity, with all the blessings which the Most Blessed Trinity bestowed on you, and with all the benedictions given you by Jesus and Mary and by the whole Church Triumphant and Militant. Glory be to the Father, etc.

O, thrice holy Joseph, blessed in soul and body, in life and in death, on earth and in Heaven, obtain also for me, a poor sinner, but nevertheless your true and faithful client, a share in your blessings and the grace to imitate you, love you and faithfully serve Jesus, Mary and you and to die in the grace of God. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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